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Melinda's Garden Moment: Coloring with deciduous conifers


MADISON (WKOW) -- As the last of the fall colors start to change, you may notice not all conifers are evergreen. 

Though they bear needles and cones like pines and spruces, they are not green throughout the year. 

The larches needles turn yellow or golden in fall.  The American larch is native to wet, boggy and cold climates.  Use weeping and dwarf larches as specimens in perennials gardens and mixed borders. 

The bald cypress is a common site in the swamps and bayous of the south.  They prefer full sun and tolerate clay, pollution and wet soil. Watch for its orange to cinnamon fall color.
Dawn redwood looks like the bald cypress and puts on a glorious fall display when its needles turn reddish bronze in fall.  

Check out Melinda Myers' website for this and other gardening tips.



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